Building Carbon Zero Marin: Energy Efficiency and Environmental Health
Our generation has an unprecedented opportunity and obligation to become steward of a healthy future for mankind and our planet. Carbon emissions from buildings, which make up more than 30% of the County's carbon emissions, are a major contributor to global climate change. The goal of this event is to gather Marin County's movers and thinkers and educate and inspire ourselves to forge a path toward meeting California’s legislated goal of creating Net Zero energy buildings by 2030. Come learn about Marin County's unique opportunity to lead California, and the rest of the U.S., as a model of sustainability and environmentalism.
The Passive House (Passivhaus) approach to building design and construction has a thirty-year track record in Europe of unmatched efficiency improvements, coupled with superior comfort and indoor air quality, and is currently taking the US construction industry by storm. Our presenters will be offering various examples of how and where high performance building targets have been achieved locally and elsewhere in California, with a special emphasis on using the Passive House approach to create very energy-efficient buildings. Architects, builders, and homeowners will speak about the projects they have built, designed, or live in and the strategies that were used to sharply reduce the buildings’ energy use. We are looking to facilitate and contribute to the conversation that has already begun at various venues around the state.
Who should attend?
City and county officials, architects, homeowners, builders and developers of residential, multi-family, and commercial projects and anyone with a vested interest in moving Marin County’s built environment toward our Net Zero and Carbon Zero energy goals.
Peter Busby: Managing director at Perkins + Will San Francisco, Peter created the Sustainable Design Initiative (SDI), the firm’s framework for providing sustainable design leadership on all projects across the firm. Peter's globally recognized design work focuses on sustainable communities and regenerative design. Peter holds a Bachelor of Architecture from the University of British Columbia and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Philosophy from University of Toronto. In 2008, Peter was conferred an Honorary Doctorate in Science by Ryerson University and in 2011 was named a Cascadia Fellow.
Randy Hayes: Randy Hayes founded Rainforest Action Network in 1985 and remains on its Board. About his new project, Foundation Earth, he says, “It’s time to remake the energy economy as if nature, people, and the future mattered.” Hayes has been described in the Wall Street Journal as “an environmental pit bull.”
Thursday, October 3rd, 2013
5.00pm – 8.30pm
Marin Civic Center
County Supervisors' Chambers
3501 Civic Center Drive
San Rafael, CA
BUILDING C A R B O N Z E R O MARIN
IMPLEMENTING ENERGY EFFICIENCY IN MARIN'S BUILDING SECTOR
PASSIVE HOUSE CALIFORNIA
FALL SYMPOSIUM 2013